Qualcomm-based VRDK Headset to be Launched in 2H 2017

QualcommAs previously reported, the Qualcomm VRDK is a reference design for manufacturers to use to create headsets based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip, which is built specifically for VR. The first headset to be based onVRDK is expected to be launched in the second half of this year.

Qualcomm formed the HMD Accelerator Programme, designed to commercialise VR HMDs quickly. The root of the programme is the VRDK reference headset, which is an all-in-one mobile VR headset with inside-out 6DOF tracking, a 90 Hz 2560×1440 AMOLED display, 100º field of view, 4GB of RAM, eye-tracking and hand-tracking via Leap Motion tech.

Manufacturers can use VRDK to create their own VR headsets which might look different to Qualcomm’s VRDK, but would be based on Qualcomm’s hardware and underlying technologies.